Michelle is especially passionate about organizations devoted to gender justice and immigrant rights. Michelle has worked in the nonprofit sector, government and the law.
Michelle currently serves on the boards of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and the Women Donors Network.
Michelle has worked as a Legislative Aide to a California State Senator, as a federal law clerk for US District Court Judge Thelton Henderson and as the Development Director for the Coalition for Immigrant, Refugee, Rights and Services in San Francisco.
Michelle’s prior nonprofit board work includes serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Seeds of Peace, Chair of the Board of Park Day School in Oakland, California and as a member of the Board of the East Palo Alto Community Law Project in East Palo Alto, California. Michelle graduated with honors from Stanford University in 1981 and from Stanford Law School in 1986.
Michelle has lived abroad in Latin America, Asia and Europe for a total of 15 years. Michelle had a Rotary Scholarship which took her to Lima, Peru. Michelle and her husband Bruce Golden have lived in Hong Kong and most recently in London from 2002-2013. Michelle has dual citizenship from the US and the UK.